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June 20, 2017
Virtual Instruments tools that help organizations monitor storage gain deeper integration in the new family of Load DynamiX 32 Gb FC and 40 GbE Workload Generation Appliances.
March 14, 2017
Women's health website Lifescript 'transformed into a DevOps shop after implementing Pure Storage all-flash arrays from and Actifio copy data management..
February 09, 2017
Nimble's first all-flash array family scales from 20 TB to petabyte and 8.2 PB of usable storage and 1.2 million IOPS per four-node cluster.
December 30, 2016
Startup Apeiron plans a formal launch in early 2017 after securing more than $35 million in funding, following a quiet rollout of its NVMe-based flash storage array in the fall.
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IOPS measures the maximum number of reads and writes to non-contiguous storage. It is not an actual benchmark since vendor numbers can vary from real-world performance. Continue Reading
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The amount and format of clinical information running through telehealth technology can lead to video conferencing hiccups. Flash storage is an option to consider in such cases. Continue Reading
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A disk I/O bottleneck, resource contention, misconfigurations and other problems will degrade the performance of virtual machines. When too many VMs are competing for limited resources, results will inevitably suffer. This chapter looks at tactics that can help to combat these types of bottlenecks, particularly those stemming from the storage components of a virtualized environment. The effort it takes to solve storage I/O bottlenecks is considerable. Variables range from physical infrastructure choices to configuration changes. The starting point for solving your I/O problems will be VM monitoring and establishing baseline performance. From there, you can scrutinize read IOPS vs. write IOPS, network cards, and other specific points that are likely contributing to the I/O bottlenecks. With the right approach, a willingness to become a virtual machine monitor and the use of proper technologies, admins can solve the problems causing an infrastructure's performance to suffer. Continue Reading